September 16, 2007


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carol Channing's signature dress — a shimmery number she wore in the stage production of "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" — was recovered Friday night after being stolen from a Hollywood hotel.

A man found an abandoned bag containing the dress at a Hollywood park and turned it over to authorities, said Officer Jason Lee, a police spokesman. The man was not identified.

The dress was in police custody and would be returned to Channing once the investigation was completed, Lee said.

No further details were immediately available.

The 86-year-old actress and her husband were checking into the Hollywood Renaissance Hotel on Thursday when a man swiped one of her bags from a bell cart in the lobby. Channing told police it was valued at $150,000.

Her representative told celebrity Web site the dress was on its way to the Smithsonian museum for an exhibit.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

They should just put Carol in the Smithsonian anyway...

I heard they got the dress back so we can all sleep easy now.

10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who cares? she hates gays anyway

11:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a sneaking suspicion the whole thing was her doing. The dress LOOKED expensive--why the hell didn't the alleged thief sell it for crack, food or whatever? Why leave it in a park?

2:25 AM  
Blogger Star Queen said...

I think Kim Aviance stoled it

8:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, David Ilku only 'borrowed' it for her recent show.

8:23 PM  

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